Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Here's How It Works:

The Physics Department does not admit students into the UC Berkeley campus. Interested students must apply directly at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

A student who has been officially admitted to the UC Berkeley campus may apply to the Undergraduate Program in Physics.  Our program is under the jurisdiction of the College of Letters and Science (L&S) and is subject to the rules and regulations of the College in addition to the University. Each academic year, L&S publishes an announcement covering topics from A.B. requirements, grading regulations to withdrawing (and applying for re-admission). The ultimate responsibility of completing requirements to graduating within the parameters set by the University, College and Department rests with the student. Students must consult a Physics Undergraduate Advisor or an L&S advisor for any clarification.

The program is designed to give students a solid foundation in physics to prepare them for work in the field or a physics graduate program. Students may apply to the physics major when all of the prerequisites for the major have been completed with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the prerequisites and a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all University courses.  

Prospective transfer students:  Please visit our transfer student page to learn more about our program.

Prospective undergraduates may visit the physics academic admissions page, and can read a full description of the major and minor programs in physics.

Visiting the UC Berkeley Campus
The Visitor Center offers free campus tours. Tours are available daily, seven days a week. Visit the UC Berkeley site for directions to the campus and full details about the tours.

Email Physics Undergraduate Student Services Office if you would like to schedule a meeting with a physics undergraduate advisor.